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5 ways to instil a ‘safety’ culture in your workplace

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Sarah Price No Comments

health and safetyGuest author,  Richard Pask, Thomas Carroll

In 2017-2018, 30.7 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses and non-fatal workplace injuries in Great Britain. In addition, 493 cases were prosecuted, resulting in £72.6 million in fines being distributed. The expenses for workplace injuries and illnesses come straight out of the profits of your business. However, by emphasising the importance of a safe working environment and educating your employees on how accidents at work can directly affect them, you can keep your employees safe and look after your business’s bottom line.   (more…)

Trustees’ Week 2018

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by Sarah Case No Comments

Sarah Case Trustees’ Week MHA Broomfield AlexanderMore than one million trustees, supporting almost 200,000 charities, help to make the UK the eighth most charitable nation in the world. With Trustees’ Week (12-16 November 2018) upon us, Sarah Case, director at advisory firm MHA Broomfield Alexander, offers her experience on what makes a good trustee and how individuals, as well as charities, can benefit from the experience. (more…)

Reporting serious incidents, complaints and wrongdoing

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by Sarah Case No Comments

What should you do when something goes wrong in a Charity, what needs to be reported and who can make reports?

New guidance has been issued for reporting serious incidents – our charity accounting specialists have created a summary of the key points whether you are a member of the public, employee or volunteer or trustee. Please click here to read more.

Managing cash flow

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by Sarah Case No Comments

Sarah Case Managing cash flow MHA Broomfield AlexanderWith as many as one in three payments to small businesses being late, Sarah Case, director at MHA Broomfield Alexander, looks at the impact this can have and the ways in which businesses can better manage cash flow and protect their bottom line. (more…)

Inheritance tax comes under the microscope

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by Sarah Curzon No Comments

Sarah Curzon MHA Broomfield Alexander, With inheritance tax back in the spotlight, Sarah Curzon, director at MHA Broomfield Alexander, Inheritance TaxWith inheritance tax back in the spotlight, Sarah Curzon, director at MHA Broomfield Alexander, explores the figures behind it and why there are calls for a step-change in the way it’s levied.   (more…)

Charity Taxation

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by Claire Thompson No Comments

From April 2019, the Government will introduce measures to reduce administrative burdens on charities. These include: (more…)

Conflicts of Interest

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by Sarah Case No Comments

In month eleven of our publication 11 Key Steps for Trustees, 1 Giant Leap for your charity we are shining the spotlight on ‘Conflicts of Interest’.

Making sure that a charity meets its charitable aims is key – and one part of this is making sure that all trustees act only in the charity’s best interests – in fact they have a legal duty to do so! (more…)

Deregistering for VAT

Posted on: November 1st, 2018 by Linda Strange No Comments

When and how to begin the process of deregistration.

These days VAT thresholds are the subject of much speculation, with the Government concerned that many business owners deliberately choose to stay below the VAT-registration threshold.

Limiting your ambition in this way might seem counter-intuitive – surely you want your business to get as big as possible? (more…)

Fiscal Phil’s Pre-BREXIT Budget

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by Sarah Curzon No Comments

The pre-BREXIT budget has come with the message that the era of austerity is finally coming to an end.  With many of the key Budget spending promises already announced prior to today’s speech we were left with a raft of tax changes none of which were really expected. (more…)

Holiday Entitlement Continued…

Posted on: October 19th, 2018 by Clive Headon No Comments

In a recent blog we discussed holiday entitlement for casual and zero hour workers.  Here we discuss other areas of holiday pay:

Rolled-up holiday pay

Rolled-up pay is when an employer pays accrued holiday hours alongside basic hours. Should this be the case then the employer must breakdown these hours clearly on a payslip.  The general rule is that holiday pay should be paid for the time when annual leave is taken, and HMRC suggest (as a general guide) that if employers are including an amount for holiday pay alongside the hourly rate, then current contracts may need to be re-negotiated.  (more…)